So it is that time of year once again, New Year’s Eve. It is a time of celebration, reflecting happy memories, and making new memories with family and friends as the preparing for the clock to strike midnight. Here is a selection of simple, healthy, no cook canapé ideas which are ideal for NYE parties, or New Year’s Day snacks and appetisers. Happy celebrating!
1. Melon and parma ham
Wrap the parma ham around chunks of melon. Use both cantaloupe and honeydew melon for variety.
2. Quirky crackers and cheese
Crackers are a great ready-prepared snack on there own but can be a bit bland if just served plain. To make a fun canapé, cut slices of cheese and then use a cookie cutter to cut stars or circles, or anything NYE related, to top the cracker.
Optional: Add some chutney or a sun-dried tomato to finish it off.
3. Smoked salmon and low-fat cream cheese pinwheels
Spread a generous layer of cream cheese over a slice of smoked salmon, sprinkle with a twist of ground black pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Then carefully roll up into a swiss roll type shape. Wrap in cling film and chill for 15-30mins. Finally, carefully slice into bite-sized slices (pin wheels).
4. Whipped goats cheese-topped bread
Cut star shapes out of herby or olive bakery bread and top with whipped goats cheese and a twist of freshly ground black pepper.
5. Chocolate swirled strawberries
Melt some high cocoa content dark chocolate (70 to 90% cocoa) and swirl over fresh strawberries.
6. Tropical fruit kebabs
Alternate cubed fresh mango, papaya, and pineapple on a kebab stick.
Optional: Drizzle with melted dark chocolate
7. Stuffed cherry tomatoes
Remove the flesh from the tomatoes and stuff with a small basil leave, one drop of balsamic glaze, and a cube of feta cheese.
Go on, try them!